• STRAW BALE GARDENS COMPLETE

    Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn't be simpler or more effective: All you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere-even in your driveway.

    Item: 6630
  • BIOSHELTER MARKET GARDEN

    To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful year-round organic market garden and permaculture design at Pennsylvania’s Three Sisters Farm.

    At the heart of Three Sisters is its bioshelter — a solar greenhouse which integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greater biodiversity and is an energy-efficient method of extending crop production through Pennsylvania's cold winter months.

    Both visionary and practical, this fully illustrated book contains a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles. Some of the topics covered include:

    • Design and management of an intensive market garden farm
    • Energy systems and bio-thermal resources
    • Ecological soil management and pest control
    • Wetlands usage
    • Solar greenhouse design and management.
    Whatever your gardening experience and ambitions, this comprehensive manual is sure to inform and inspire.

    Item: 5223
  • MOTHER EARTH LIVING ARCHIVE 1992-2017 USB

    With content from four titles and starting more than 25 years ago, this diverse collection pays homage to a history of wellness. It includes content from several Ogden Publications brands, including Mother Earth Living, The Herb Companion, Herbs for Health and Natural Home – four titles that have spent more than two decades helping readers achieve natural health, learn to garden and eat healing foods, make their homes more sustainable and efficient, and much more.

    As publishers, it’s our privilege to bring you content designed to help you improve your life. By bringing together a diverse collection of wellness material, we get the chance to not only share our vast archives with you, but also to appreciate the work our treasured readers have enable us to do for many years.

    Today, as we forge ahead into a new and uncharted media landscape, we continue to invest in ways to deliver the most relevant and valuable content in the most efficient and innovative formats. This digital archive (updated with 2017 content) contains more than 12,500 articles formatted for viewing on computers. From articles on using specific herbs for health care and creating healthful and delicious recipes to increasing the insulation in your home and building with alternative materials – you’ll find it all here!

    In addition to the ability to search the entire archive or browse by each month and year, the interface contains enhanced search features.

      Search by:
    • Date range
    • Exact phrases and word combinations
    • Entire DVD content
    • Headline only
    • The content of each individual article
    • Popular categories, such as DIY projects, energy efficiency, food for health, natural cleaning and more.

    We hope this archive provides you with endless hours of inspiring and practical advice as we continue our journey of natural wellness together.

    Technical Information:
    This archive uses your preferred Internet browser to view content, but an Internet connection is not required. However, many articles – especially web posts and articles printed in the last five years – also contains links to other websites. An Internet connection is required for these links to work properly.

    System requirements: Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X 10.3 or later. For optimal results use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.

    Item: 8644
  • MOTHER EARTH LIVING ARCHIVE USB 1992-2016

    With content from four titles and starting more than 20 years ago, this diverse collection pays homage to a history of wellness. It includes content from several Ogden Publications brands, including Mother Earth Living, The Herb Companion, Herbs for Health and Natural Home – four titles that have spent more than two decades helping readers achieve natural health, learn to garden and eat healing foods, make their homes more sustainable and efficient, and much more.

    As publishers, it’s our privilege to bring you content designed to help you improve your life. By bringing together a diverse collection of wellness material, we get the chance to not only share our vast archives with you, but also to appreciate the work our treasured readers have enable us to do for many years.

    Today, as we forge ahead into a new and uncharted media landscape, we continue to invest in ways to deliver the most relevant and valuable content in the most efficient and innovative formats. This digital archive contains more than 12,000 articles formatted for viewing on computers. From articles on using specific herbs for health care and creating healthful and delicious recipes to increasing the insulation in your home and building with alternative materials – you’ll find it all here!

    In addition to the ability to search the entire archive or browse by each month and year, the interface contains enhanced search features.

      Search by:
    • Date range
    • Exact phrases and word combinations
    • Entire DVD content
    • Headline only
    • The content of each individual article
    • Popular categories, such as DIY projects, energy efficiency, food for health, natural cleaning and more.

    We hope this archive provides you with endless hours of inspiring and practical advice as we continue our journey of natural wellness together.

    Technical Information:
    This archive uses your preferred Internet browser to view content, but an Internet connection is not required. However, many articles – especially web posts and articles printed in the last five years – also contains links to other websites. An Internet connection is required for these links to work properly.

    System requirements: Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X 10.3 or later. For optimal results use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.

    Item: 8150
  • MOTHER EARTH LIVING ARCHIVE 1992-2015 USB

    With content from four titles and starting more than 20 years ago, this diverse collection pays homage to a history of wellness. It includes content from several Ogden Publications brands, including Mother Earth Living, The Herb Companion, Herbs for Health and Natural Home – four titles that have spent more than two decades helping readers achieve natural health, learn to garden and eat healing foods, make their homes more sustainable and efficient, and much more.

    Item: 7806
  • MOTHER EARTH LIVING ARCHIVE 1992-2014 USB DRIVE

    Discount: $9.99 With content from four titles and starting more than 20 years ago, this diverse collection pays homage to a history of wellness. It includes content from several Ogden Publications brands, including Mother Earth Living, The Herb Companion, Herbs for Health and Natural Home – four titles that have spent more than two decades helping readers achieve natural health, learn to garden and eat healing foods, make their homes more sustainable and efficient, and much more.

    Item: 7532
  • BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

    Nothing enlivens a room like a touch of nature. Taking the terrarium trend to the next level, this stunning guide will inspire crafters, garden lovers, and décor fans to turn flowers, leaves and branches into striking, organic décor. Acclaimed designer and stylist Shane Powers presents 20 simple yet arresting projects for bringing natural tranquility to any space. Suited for garden enthusiasts and black thumbs alike, the projects use a range of live and dried plant materials to create colorful dried floral garlands, eye-catching willow wreaths, intriguing water gardens, and timeless succulent landscapes. With step-by-step instructions, styling and container ideas, helpful resources, and gorgeous photography, Bring the Outdoors In offers countless ways to welcome the natural world into any space.

    Item: 7529
  • CAROLINAS FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDENING

    If you're interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, join the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: to be successful, you need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Carolinas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in North or South Carolina. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the seasoned Carolinas gardener responsible for the best-selling Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening, equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and-most importantly-harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Research Triangle, the Sandhills, the Outer Banks or anywhere else in the Carolinas, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide ... and they'll be on your table before you know it.

    Item: 7131
  • DESERT TERROIR

    Why does food taste better when you know where it comes from? Because history-ecological, cultural, even personal-flavors every bite we eat. Whether it's the volatile chemical compounds that a plant absorbs from the soil or the stories and memories of places that are evoked by taste, layers of flavor await those willing to delve into the roots of real food. In this landmark book, Gary Paul Nabhan takes us on a personal trip into the southwestern borderlands to discover the terroir-the taste of the place-that makes this desert so delicious.

    To savor the terroir of the borderlands, Nabhan presents a cornucopia of local foods-Mexican oregano, mesquite-flour tortillas, grass-fed beef, the popular Mexican dessert capirotada, and corvina (croaker or drum fish) among them-as well as food experiences that range from the foraging of Cabeza de Vaca and his shipwrecked companions to a modern-day camping expedition on the Rio Grande. Nabhan explores everything from the biochemical agents that create taste in these foods to their history and dispersion around the world. Through his field adventures and humorous stories, we learn why Mexican oregano is most potent when gathered at the most arid margins of its range-and why foods found in the remote regions of the borderlands have surprising connections to foods found by his ancestors in the deserts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. By the end of his movable feast, Nabhan convinces us that the roots of this fascinating terroir must be anchored in our imaginations as well as in our shifting soils.

    Item: 6603
  • EAT UP: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON ROOFTOP AGRICULTURE

    Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities, however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists and restaurateurs to look to the skyline for a solution. The hunger for local food has reached new heights, and rooftops can provide the space that cities need to bring fresh, organic produce to tables across North America.

    The first full-length book to focus entirely on rooftop agriculture, Eat Up views this growing movement through a practitioner's lens, explaining:

    • Structural, access and infrastructural considerations
    • Zoning and building codes
    • Proven growing techniques
    • Business and marketing strategies

    This graphically rich guide provides inspiration and advice to aspiring growers through photographs of successful rooftop farms and gardens, as well as interviews with industry professionals. Easy-to-use checklists and a decision tree are included to help gauge the viability of each unique rooftop opportunity. Essential reading for home gardeners, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, policy makers, academics and designers, Eat Up takes urban agriculture to a whole new level, proving that rooftop farming is not just a pie-in-the-sky idea - it is the future of urban food.

    Item: 6847
  • EAT YOUR YARD!

    Eat Your Yard! has information on 35 edible plants that offer the best of both landscape and culinary uses. Edible plants provide spring blossoms, colorful fruit and flowers, lush greenery, fall foliage, and beautiful structure, but they also offer fruits, nuts, and seeds that you can eat, cook, and preserve.

    Author Nan K. Chase shares her first-hand experience with gardening, which lends the reader landscaping ideas as well as special culinary uses for fruit trees, including the crabapple and quince, nut trees, such as the chestnut and almond, and covering herbs and vines like the bay, grape, lavender, mint, and thyme. She instructs how to harvest pawpaw, persimmon, and other wildflowers for your meal as well as figs, kumquats, olives and other favorites.

    Item: 6549

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